Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
The whole thing is the daVinci Robot. It has 5 arms and the doctor controls it from a console across the room.
Sorry, PF, technically, the whole thing is the da Vinci(R) Surgical System. Although sometimes referred to as a robot, it is 100% under the control of the surgeon. It is not programmable nor is it able to be controlled via a computer or other device, hence, it is not a robot (sorry, the technical writer/editor in me could not resist). And the manufacturer calls it a surgical system.